Hollywood's Monster Hunter Movie Still Sounds Kinda Eh

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The Monster Hunter games are about people who track and hunt, well, monsters. The plot of the upcoming live-action film has monsters as well as the United Nations and a portal to another dimension. Because, Hollywood!

As with the Resident Evil movies, the Milla Jovovich vehicle puts its own spin on the popular games. According to The Hollywood Reporter, here’s the current plot for the movie:

The movie’s plot centres on the leader of a UN military team named Artemis, played by Jovovich, who is transported to another realm populated by monsters. There she meets the Hunter (Jaa), with the two teaming up to close a portal to prevent monsters from attacking Earth.

This differs from the storyline first mentioned back in 2016. Via Deadline:

An ordinary man in a dead end job discovers that he is actually the descendant of an ancient hero. He must travel to a mystical world to train to become a Monster Hunter, before the mythical creatures from that world destroy ours.

Jovovich’s husband Paul W.S. Anderson, who directed the Resident Evil movies, is helming the project. Previously, he described it as “on the level of like a Star Wars movie, in terms of world creation.”

Who wants to bet Milla Jovovich hunts monsters with machine guns and military-grade hardware?


    Previously, he described it as “on the level of like a Star Wars movie, in terms of world creation.”In the games you are on an island filled with monsters. An island is not very a very big world to create. Nor is the concept of hunters who hunt them really.

    My biggest gripe is why it has to be an "alternate world" trope. There may not be much in the way of plot in MH games but they already have enough of a world and ecosystem built that you can just jump straight in and have a story about a hunter who arrives in the middle of a crisis and solves everyone's monster problems with style and dynamism. Throw in a romance subplot with another hunter and a rivalry-turned-friendship with the local hero and there you go, a Monster Hunter movie.

    There she meets the Hunter (Jaa)...
    Tony Jaa? My interest just went from zero to rent on whatever streaming service it hits.

    This couple need to be banned from video games AND movies. Call it the Anderson Moratorium.

    Well that sounds like a barrel of wet shit. But I will watch it if the Meowscular Chef is in it.

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